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Curriculum

JSRACS provides a broad range of choices for our students as they select their courses for their final years of high school education. When choosing their courses, students are encouraged to consider their post-school and possible career pathways as well as considering their interests, talents and strengths.

Year 10

In Year 10 all students study English, Science, Mathematics, Humanities and Social Sciences, Religious Education, Health and Physical Education as part of their core subjects.  

As well as these compulsory subjects students are given the opportunity to select up to 25% of their total programme from elective subjects. The majority of elective subjects provide grounding for courses chosen in Years 11 and 12 and for most courses in Year 11, the Year 10 elective in the relevant subject is highly recommended.

Year 10 Electives

Arts – Dance, Drama, Music, Visual Art, Visual Design
Computing – Applied Information Technology, Computer Science
Food and Consumer Studies – Children and Family Studies, Food, People and Technology
Foreign and Community Languages – Chinese: second language, Indonesian: second language
Materials, Design and Technology – Materials, Design and Technology – Metal and Materials, Design and Technology – Wood
Media – Media Studies
Physical Education – Outdoor Education, Physical Education Studies
Science – Science Project
Social Sciences – Accounting

Year 11 and 12

The Year 11 and 12 curriculum allows opportunities for students to pursue their interests and develop their strengths as they make decisions about future pathways.

At JSRACS we offer student 5 different Pathways to achieve success.

ATAR – is a pathway for students who are aiming to enrol in university via the Direct ATAR University Entry Pathway. At the end of their studies students are given a rank derived from combining their school based mark and their external WACE exam mark for their top 4 ATAR subjects.

Flexible Pathway – provides a clear pathway to university, TAFE or and Apprenticeship/Traineeship. The Felexible Pathway allows students to enrol in a selection of ATAR, General and Certificate Courses or School Based Traineeship in Hospitality.

CareerLink – affords students the opportunity of completing a VET Certificate course in conjunction with a Workplace Learning Endorsed Program. Endorsed programs provide students with learning in areas that are not covered in either the ATAR or other General courses. Students enrolled in the CareerLink Pathway will achieve credit for both a Certificate II (minimum) and an Endorsed Program towards their WACE.

Hospitality School-based Traineeship – is a School-based traineeship, which offers students the unique opportunity to achieve their Certificate II and/or III in Hospitality whilst getting paid to be involved in the programme. The training is delivered by both JSRACS teachers and our industry trained on-site Chef, in conjunction with a Registered Training Organisation. Contracts for this are approved by the Apprenticeship Office then students are paid for the work they do (minimum of 8 hours per week) in the programme.

Trade Preparation – is a specialised CareerLink Pathway designed to prepare students for a trade or employment in related occupations. This pathway is a package of six courses that have been specifically chosen to be highly practical and relevant to the trade industries and therefore to increase the level of engagement of students in Year 11 and 12 who choose this pathway.

For a more detailed overview of the courses and pathways available to students please view the Year 11 and 12 Course Handbook. Be sure to view pages 7 and 8 which provide an overview of the Pathway that may best be suited to your child.